from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hand-lever having a pivoted fulcrum, used as a pinch-bar to move a railroad-car by pinching the face of a wheel and causing it to revolve slowly.
- n. A machine used to push heavy cars; specifically, a machine used to push cars carrying very hot material, such as steel ingots which have just been poured.
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His sentence of degradation, pronounced only the day before, had been received as a personal affront by every wild-eyed car-pusher of the mine.
Moreover, the Cornish miners had sworn that if either their own leader or his protégé were again molested while underground they would drive every foreign car-pusher from the workings.